Intoxicated Driver Crossed Into Opposing Lanes of Traffic Before Fatal Laurel Hollow Collision on Northern Boulevard
LAUREL HOLLOW, NEW YORK (December 11, 2023) – Two people have tragically died in a Laurell Hollow DUI car accident along Northern Boulevard.
Laurel Hollow police are saying that a driver crossed into opposing lanes of traffic and hit another vehicle. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help all of the victims.
Sadly, two people were pronounced dead. Police arrested the driver on suspicion of DUI and reckless driving. A full investigation into the Laurell Hollow collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Laurell Hollow Car Accidents
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured in car accidents involving drunk drivers. According to the NHTSA, “Every day, about 32 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes — that’s one person every 45 minutes. In 2020, 11,654 people died in alcohol-impaired driving traffic deaths — a 14% increase from 2019. These deaths were all preventable.” There are a number of steps that should be taken after any DUI accident.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- A thorough, independent investigation should be conducted.
Many different substances could potentially intoxicate a driver besides alcohol. It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher. Commercial drivers are held to a higher standard and must not drive with a BAC of 0.04% or higher. The family of any person that died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim.
Investigating New York Hit-And-Run Car Accidents
Do you need more information about a Laurell Hollow DUI car accident? Our team of roadway safety advocates are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that drunk drivers are held to account for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.